Kingston University

Kingston University

Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Robotics

Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Robotics


Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment


School of Engineering and the Environment

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  • Senior Lecturer Role Profile (PDF, 113.13kb)
  • The School of Engineering seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Robotics with ambition, expertise and passion to be part of our academic team delivering the portfolio of innovative courses in the school.

    This post will involve module development and delivery on undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School of Engineering. The postholder should possess the ability to teach various topics within the field of Electronics and Robotics, which may include, but are not restricted to subjects such as Control Systems and Automation, Instrumentation and Measurement, Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems, and software tools including Robot Operating System (ROS), Gazebo, C/C++, LabVIEW and MATLAB/SIMULINK.

    You will be creating engaging learning material for Electronics and Robotics and will join an interdisciplinary team to supervise, support and advise on student projects and pursue active collaborations with industry and other partner organisations.

    There will be an opportunity to actively support you in maintaining your professional profile - so crucial for the delivery of the courses - including by collaborative efforts and sharing expertise within the team of specialist lecturers. The details to be specified later in the process.

    The School of Engineering houses state-of-the-art facilities, workshops and library learning resources at our Roehampton Vale campus and Penrhyn Road campus – where you will be engaging in ambitious programmes to innovate the field. The School also pursues academic excellence in other engineering areas such as Aircraft, Aerospace and Mechanical engineering fields with great opportunities for collaboration.

    The Person

    The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the relevant areas of for Electronics and Robotics and will be ready to adopt and practice innovative pedagogic methods and develop their research potential and professional practice to produce outputs of the standard required for REF submission. It is essential that the candidates have doctoral level qualifications, or their equivalent, with appropriate research or professional practice in their field.

    You will have the opportunity to teach on MSc Electronics and Robotics, BEng/MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng/MEng (Hons) Electronic Products Engineering courses and modules offered by the subject group as required.

    The provision of high-quality, student-centred, innovative teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be the main focus. You will be organizing hands-on workshops, practical demonstrations, videos, and group projects to provide students with practical experience in various industry- standard software, tools, and techniques. You will participate in relevant research and professional practice, contributing to the advancement of the field of Electrical and Robotic engineering and promoting interdisciplinary approaches.

    By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    If there's one thing we stand for above all else at Kingston University's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment, it's active, problem- based learning. In short, making sure our students leave us ready for the challenges of the 21st century. Our challenging curricula and outstanding facilities combine across two campuses to deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities in Civil engineering and construction, Electronics and Robotics, Electrical and Electronic engineering, Aerospace and Aircraft engineering and Mechanical and Automotive engineering. Join us and you'll be part of an environment that prides its facilities – from concrete materials and geotechnical laboratories to global navigation satellite systems equipment and facilities for exploring fluid dynamics, engine testing and aerospace.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £48,251 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 3rd June 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Damian Chapman, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Robotics


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    May 01, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 15, 2024

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    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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